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Joh. xvi. 33. and give them a like but more joyous release from their trespass and bondage in death, a more gladsome redemption of their frames and return to their bodily houses; in a word, a like but more delightful JUBILEE, (a) and “ the principal,(b) because “ eternal salu vation," as superior as the antitype to the type, as the substance to the fadow, 2 Cor. iii. u. 'Till then (for they should remember the word was to become a sealed book, whose inward sense they should not understand, though they should fee and read, as many others, I fear, only do, the outward letter, according to Is. vi. 9, 10. Acts xxix. 10, 11, 12. and so like the old inhabitants of the land, not believe his word preaching peace;) the fair character of this once suffering, then triumphant prince bearing the typic glory would be received as the heaven-sent pledge and memorial of the other holy and undefiled Jesus to the church ; as the glass presenting to it the adorable object of its faith, hope and love. And as such he would be the standard, by which the divine million of THE MEssiah might be ascertained on His advent ; the usurping pretensions of hypocritical impoftors, the dupes of eraft or folly be detected ; and the people not fall, as for want of attention to it they have done, a wretched prey to them, who should impiously affume for a mark the NAME of this God of Moses, saying, I AM, Mat. xxiv. 5, Mar, xxv. 6, Luk. xxi, 8. Because no person, who fhould not manifestly have THE GLORY, THE ESSENCE united with him, not be one with [ELEAZFR] THE GOD THE HELPER, and be and do what was thewed forth in the figure, and so truly bear the name, could possibly be the real person; any more than another could be a further figure without some such fimilitude in his character, as was in the high-prien JeHOS HUA's. On the other hand a precise correspondency in a person's nature and name, in his actions and pafsion (a) with those of this type, as well as with the other characters in SS, would indisputably prove him, as it does our Lord to be THE ANGEL or SENT PERSON Jehovah, to be [The LORD God, Heb. Jeh] THE EXISTING ONE of [Dix ALEIM] THE PERSONS INTERPOSED BY PATH, (as called Ps. Ixvșii. 19;) to be THE


(a) R. Abarbanel on Lev. xxv. 8. explains this of “ the Joul's returning to the state it was cut off from ;” and R. Menachem, of " the redemption of fouls, and ver. 48 One of your býetbren thus, “This is the KING MESSIAH, the son of David of the tribe of Judah, the most excellent of all

the tribes." (b) It: xlv. 7, according to Pf. cvi. which the Talmud in (Beracot') the Blessings, c. i. says, “ is to be understood of the MESSIAH. And the author of Sepber IKKARIM, 1. iü. c. 16, says * hence it can't be denied, but that there shall be a law, which will cbange ibe JUBILEE, &c.".


[EL] pa) of this passion God gave she Jews, among many others, a type in the deatb of a royal son under the name (Malchi. SHUN] MY KING THE SAY102," S. xxxi. 2, just be forc (David] “ THE BELOVED" obtained the kingdom, as the Lord's (typic) C#1317.

(EL) (a) INTERPOSING GOD; (**** ADONI) THE DIRECTOR Jehovah, ver. xxi. 22, of hofts Ixix. 7. The (Shem] NAME of The diVINE PERSONS, ver. 31 (whose praises are res hearsed in these and many other Psalms ;) THE God of Israel, the [Kn EVA] EXISTING ONE giving Arength and pow'r to His associate body (natural and mystical) i. e. to be a true JESUS. For it is totally incredible that He, who was with JeHOSHUA, should ever suffer such concurrence in one who was not the PERSON prefigured, ot in any other but HIMSELF INCARNATE. So fitly had the name JeHOSHUA in it the title of Him whom the descriptions affirm with him.

One thing more is to be remarked, that this Jehoshua is distinguished as the [1a Ben] fon or one constructed of Nun, i... THE SUBJECTED ONE, God exalting him, who came out of this lowly person, i this eminent character and glory. A particular well figuring the true Jesus was to be looked for as alike consisting of [NUN) THE SUBJECTED ONE, or one in subjection as a (c) son, even of THE NAME, who it is said Pf. lxxii, 17. [709] (c) should be made [Nun) a SUBJECT ED ONE, that He after being under subjection, Gal. c. iv. 1. might have this transcendent dignity and name of Jesus, THE ESSENCE THE SAVIOR, and be crowned with the true GLORY: this character being represented (as in Phil. ii. 8, 9, Heb. i. 6, 7, 9,) to spring from the former of THE SUBJECTED ONE, as the typic JeH OSHUA did from Nun. For what lefs do these words import, when thus truly englished, “ THE ESSENCE THE SAVIOR constructed of the “ SUBJECTED ONE ?” Therefore I conclude them added, and the Jews, who knew their language, to have understood them added, not merely to thew his family, but to prevent offence at the cross, and to point out the lowly depressed state out of which the true JESUS should rise, and be crowned with GLORY, according to Prov. xv. 33, Before honour is humility. Which antithefis or “ opposition in the words thus interpreted, is another proof the meaning assigned Jehoshua is a right one.

ONE (a) By rendering the fingular [EL] “God” by the fame word we trandate [ALEIM] the plural name of THE TRINITY, a great part of the evidence of CHRIST, who is repeatedly yo styled, especially in the Psalms, must be funk on an ordinary teader ; unless the passages were marked out. See p. 56, 87, 89.

(6) Aben Ezra renders it « shall be cailed a son.'

(c) The root of this, I apprehend, is [1739] INE, (tho' in this form the [1] N is doubled, and the [7] 2 is dropped, as in na

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from ba), and fignifies to fubje&t, so as to depress or press down (as Mr. Parkburst says) as (11N] “ the juice of the grape." Whence it is used to denote a son in this character, (as [12] Ben does in another), who is kept under, and whose movements are pressed in subjection to another. The name therefore was well given to one born in Egypt under fore pressure and fubjection, learning obedience by the things that he suffered ; as CHRIST is said to have done, Heb. v. 8. Hence also, I doubt nót, came vavos, nanus for a borse presed in growth, as Becbmar says, or a dwarf; our Eng. Ninny, for one fo in point of understanding; and a nun who is under subjection, under XOWS and profefling to keep the body in fubje&tion,

Happy they who after this example humble themselves under the mighty hand of God in all affectionate obedience to his truth, that He may exalt them also in due time. To which I apprehend it will not a little contribute to perceive " the two testaments," as (a) Chryfoftom words it, 6 attend on the one LORD.”

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